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Military defence objective

The objective of military defence is to have the capability to:

  • defend Sweden against armed attack;
  • assert Sweden’s territorial integrity, and safeguard sovereign rights and national interests in Sweden and outside Swedish territory in accordance with international law;
  • promote our security, and prevent and manage conflicts and war by carrying out peacetime operations on our own territory and in our neighbourhood, and take part in international peace support operations; and
  • protect society and its ability to function by using existing capabilities and resources to assist the rest of society in both peacetime and times of heightened alert.